Self-power Day Numbers

Lighting the Eiffel Tower

And the numbers are in…..

On  September 10 a total of 120 H.I.S students and staff self-powered to school. We walked  and cycled about 236 kilometers, and, assuming everyone self-powered home, 472 kilometers during the day.

For our estimate, we assumed a 1km commute for those not quite sure how far they travelled.

Traveling this distance individually, each in an average-sized auto, emits an estimated 114 kg of carbon dioxide into the earth’s atmosphere, according to greentripper.org.

The calculator on ecotree.green put this estimate at 128 kg CO2, and estimates this is equivalent to lighting the Eiffel Tower for two days!

Thank you again for all who helped to reduce our carbon footprint!

Self-Power to School

Thank you, for making a difference!

H.I.S. students and staff walked, biked, jogged, or found other ways to self-power to school this morning.
We had lovely weather and conversations about nature. Some arrived together, others explored new ways to journey in on their own.
We hope this event motivates us to continue to think of ways we can conserve and protect nature throughout the year.
Thank you for making a difference!
text: CH
photo: SAB

Thank you!

Generous Donation from Reckitt Benckiser

We thank our Co-operation Partner, Reckitt Benckiser, for donating golden “FATBOYS” to our school. The students were thrilled to receive the beanbags and immediately turned one part of the school into a Lounge Area.

photo: KW

 

“We are all in this together”

Grade 11 Action

As part of the CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) programme, Grade 11 students are designing posters to motivate the H.I.S. community to stay strong together and to continue doing, what we have been so good at: Supporting each other. Every week two posters will be published on the blog. A huge thank you to the Grade 11 students for their creative energy and strong sense of community.

poster: Aleksandra, Grade 11

 

Earth Hour 2021

Please join the H.I.S. community as we recognise Earth Hour this weekend. This global celebration will give some of our students an opportunity in science classes, along with students in other local schools, to discuss sources of energy and the cost of our energy use on the environment. Around the world, families, organisations, and businesses are invited to show solidarity with those working to reduce our energy footprint on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 8:30 pm. There are many digital ways you can learn more, connect and take part. Visit: https://www.earthhour.org/